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Last week we had the pleasure of witnessing the excitement in Mr. Auerfeld’s second-grade classroom at Cherry Lane as students observed and cared for a variety of insects as part of their Science Unit on insect life-cycles.

Mealworms, silkworms, painted lady larva, beetles, moths – the students observe and care for them as they move through their stages of life. We love this example of learning in action. The students are emotionally invested in this unit, they’ve been caring for the insects, learning what they need to live, playing and feeding them, and could tell us anything we wanted to know about them. Not only are they learning science, but they are also learning new vocabulary and the ability to share ideas with others.

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